However, all youth soccer clubs must follow state guidelines starting May 18th 2020.
There is some big news at the top of the chain: Kevin Payne CEO of US Club Soccer outlined the next steps regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. That would be the removal of US CLub Soccer nationwide suspension of all club soccer activities. Youth soccer clubs will base their return-to-play decisions on their state association guidelines, and will go into effect this Monday May 18.
Payne stated that US Club Soccer insurance is only in effect if all youth soccer club’s activities are consistent with state and guidelines for the resumption of physical tryouts, training and play.
Here are a few points of Kevin Payne letter posted on US Club Soccer:
These past two months have been like nothing any of us has ever experienced before.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption of every aspect of our daily lives, including the organized soccer activities we all enjoy so much.
Throughout this unprecedented and confusing time, we have guided our decision-making by the fundamental principle that the well-being of all of our players, staff, parents, and loved ones is always our first priority. We thank you for your patience, understanding, and cooperation.
Removal of National Suspension of Activities on May 18:
We recognize that different parts of our country have been affected to a different degree by the impact of COVID-19.
Therefore, we are lifting our national suspension of activities and delegating return-to-play decision making to our local members, effective May 18.